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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Nagoya Japanese BBQ Restaurant, Haymarket Chinatown, Sydney

nagoya japanese bbq

It seemed appropriate that for a pre-concert dinner for Kylie's Homecoming tour we indulge in a buffet of sizzling meat.

Of course it helped too that Nagoya BBQ is only around the corner from the Entertainment Centre, perfect strolling distance to Kylie's opening concert in Australia after an 18-month hiatus.
We elected for Barbecue Buffet A, the cheapest all-you-can-eat option at $28.80. Consumption time was limited to one hour and we ordered off a set menu page which seeemd more than generous.

Barbecue Buffet A: marinated Korean vegetables, edamame, spinach & almond salad, special beef tongue, lamb, beef loin, beef harami, beef rib, beef rib finger, special beef tripe, pork rib, chicken, chicken gristle, squid, vegetables, lettuce, rice, seaweed soup, ice cream and oranges.

A random pointing of fingers at various photos, and within minutes our barbecue was lit, Asahi beers were distributed, and our table was soon cluttered with salads, rice, soup and our meats for grilling.

Slices of lamb and pork rib

spinach and almond salad
Spinach and almond salad

Edamame (boiled soy beans)

marinated meats
Chicken, lamb, beef loin, beef rib and vegetables

water spinach
Water spinach

We were done in about 45 minutes, eating almost everything on our table after the threat on the menu that said "reckless buffet customers may be charged $6.00 for every 100g food wasted".

Many of the meats are quite fatty but this also means that it's all very tender and juicy too. I left craving a little more vegetable sustenance, and could only smile when a gaggle of dressed-up females came in asking whether they had many options for a vegetarian in their party.

Upgrading your buffet option results in better cuts of meat and access to prawns, mussels and scallops. They also offer shabu-shabu hotpot with platters of beautifully marbled beef.

ice cream

And Kylie? She was great. A thunderously supportive crowd greeted a clearly emotional Kylie with a heartfelt standing ovation. An incredible and memorable concert.

nagoya japanese bbq

Nagoya Yakiniku Japanese BBQ Restaurant
Shop 3, 76-86 Harbour Street, Haymarket Chinatown, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9212 0007

Monday to Friday 12.00pm-2.30pm
Saturday to Sunday 12.00pm-3.00pm

7 days 5.00pm till late
9 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Anonymous on 11/26/2006 12:23:00 pm


  • At 11/26/2006 7:39 pm, Blogger R said…

    Good evening Yummy One,

    Are you away that the review website: www.yourrestaurant.com.au has your review for 'Becasse' linked from their page?

    You've obviously got delicious friends in well connected places.

  • At 11/26/2006 7:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ooohhh yay for buffet! esp only for ~$28 cos my usual bbq buffet places are expensive >_< burns holes in my wallet (suminoya and rengaya). Must try this place then ^^!

  • At 3/22/2007 11:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Im sorry but, is that $28 for per person ??

    Sorry for this silly question but just wanna make sure as im still trying to figure out where to dine with a grp of 8 ppl and i think buffet will be a great idea for that.

    hope i could hear from u soon before April 3rd >.<

  • At 6/28/2008 12:41 pm, Blogger yan_ange said…

    Hi Helen,

    I am a frequent visitor to Koh-ya at Neutral Bay, how does Nagoya stack up to Koh-ya? Better or just different? Do they have a time limit on the buffet too?


  • At 7/08/2008 11:43 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi yan_ange - There's more variety at Koh-ya and the quality is probably a little better, but the convenience of Nagoya is in its favour, and yes, there is a time limit here as well.

  • At 11/18/2009 7:51 pm, Blogger lani said…

    Can anyone confirm if this place is still open? I have not been to Sydney in a while but I do love Japanese BBQ.

  • At 11/19/2009 10:16 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Lani - Yes Nagoya is still open. Hpoe you enjoy it on your next trip to Sydney :)

  • At 12/10/2009 8:28 pm, Blogger Unknown said…

    Hello i am coming from canberra next thursday for a meeting . Is 930pm to late to have dinner? Thanks :)

  • At 12/11/2009 1:40 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Kath - 9.30pm should be fine, but I'd call the restaurant to check and perhaps make a booking. Never fun to arrive somewhere only to be turned away, hungry!


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